Peacekeeping on the Plains: Army Operations in Bleeding Kansas
The useage of the army to conduct police and peacekeeping duties in the newly formed Kansas and Nebraska territories, A meticulous analysis of facts and records, regarding the true story of human greed, desperation, ruthlessness, and military efforts to contain potential riots
Marais des Cygnes
Battle of Trading Post
Civil War Kansas
Major General Sterling Price led an expedition into Missouri which Union forces under Major General Samuel R. Curtis and Major General Alfred Pleasonton finally countered around Kansas City, Missouri.
Price withdrew south, and Pleasonton, commanding in the field, pursued him into Kansas and fought him at Marais des Cygnes. After an artillery bombardment that began at 4:00 am, Pleasonton's men attacked furiously.
Although outnumbered, they hit the Rebel line, forcing them to withdraw.
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Linn County
Campaign: Price's Missouri Expedition (1864)
Date(s): October 25, 1864
Principal Commanders: Major General Alfred Pleasonton [US]; Major General John S. Marmaduke and Major General James F. Fagan [CS]
This fine replica is 39 inches overall and features a highly polished 33 inch carbon steel blade. Its leather wrapped handle fits the hand perfectly and sports decorative brass accents and a shiny brass pommel.
Guide to Missouri Confederate Units
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Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border
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Jesse James and the Civil War in Missouri
I wanted to know more about Jesse James and what was going on in Missouri during the time of the war. This book gave me a good basic understanding. It was very easy reading and helpful
Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War
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Bad Blood: The Border War That Triggered the Civil War
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Blue Vs. Gray - Killing Fields
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Civil War Combat: America's Bloodiest Battles
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An American President
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Lincoln and Lee at Antietam:
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Sources: U.S. National Park Service
U.S. Library of Congress.